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Interview: Jean Quan on Failure of Measure I, Occupy Oakland, Snow Park, and Oakland the City

November 17, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Interview: Jean Quan on Failure of Measure I, Occupy Oakland, Snow Park, and Oakland the City

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has not had an auspicious five weeks, even her diminishing contingent of supporters would agree. In fact, cataloguing her recent woes is no small task: Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts resigns Police and Occupy Demonstrators Clash in Oakland Occupy Oakland: Jean Quan ‘I don’t know everything’ Mayor Jean Quan Apologizes to […]

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November 14, 2011 | 10:24 pm

Roundup: Occupy Oakland, OccupyCal

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Oakland police (and a slew of officers from other agencies) descend on Frank Ogawa (Oscar Grant) Plaza outside City Hall to evict the Occupy Oakland encampment. Then, almost before you’ve gotten used to that, the occupiers are right back in the plaza. That’s kind of what we’ve […]

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Occupy Oakland Regroups After Second Eviction; Deputy Mayor Sharon Cornu Resigns

November 14, 2011 | 8:25 pm

Occupy Oakland Regroups After Second Eviction; Deputy Mayor Sharon Cornu Resigns

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Live blog updates Photos from our Flickr Stream Live Twitter coverage from Bay Area news organizations Live Stream from Occupy Oakland Tuesday, 8:32 a.m. The Bay Citizen talked to Sharon Cornu, now a former Oakland Deputy Mayor after resigning yesterday: In an interview, Cornu said she remained “a big fan of Jean Quan.” “I have […]

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Police Clear Out Occupy Oakland Encampment in Early Morning Sweep

November 14, 2011 | 7:00 am

Police Clear Out Occupy Oakland Encampment in Early Morning Sweep

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(AP) — Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out a weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment in Oakland just before dawn Monday, arresting dozens of Occupy demonstrators and clearing out tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend. Protesters appeared to put up little resistance and officers could be seen leading some handcuffed demonstrators […]

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November 12, 2011 | 10:18 pm

Oakland Again Tells Protesters to Leave Encampment, Threatens Arrests

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Occupy Oakland protesters rallied and marched Saturday even as city officials have increased pressure on them to leave their encampment in front of City Hall. For the second time in as many days, Oakland city officials warned protesters Saturday morning that they do not have the right to camp in the […]

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November 11, 2011 | 3:47 pm

Mayor Jean Quan Asks Religious Leaders For Help Disbanding Occupy Oakland Camp

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KQED’s Caitlin Esch was in Oakland today, capping this week’s Occupy Oakland developments. In the wake of last night’s fatal shooting near the encampment, the tent camp — and how to deal with it — was the focus of a prayer breakfast this morning with religious and community leaders. Dozens of interfaith religious leaders joined […]

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Oakland Police Officer’s Association to Occupy Camp: Oakland In State Of Emergency

November 11, 2011 | 9:49 am

Oakland Police Officer’s Association to Occupy Camp: Oakland In State Of Emergency

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An Open Letter to Occupy Oakland from the  Oakland Police Officers’ Association On behalf of the 645 Oakland police officers we represent, this letter comes to you out of duty to protect the Oakland community and its citizens. Oakland police officers are the 99% and we understand and sympathize with your message.  We respect your […]

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Man Fatally Shot Near Occupy Oakland Encampment

November 10, 2011 | 10:40 pm

Man Fatally Shot Near Occupy Oakland Encampment

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11:30 p.m. KQED’s Kyung Jin Lee is still on scene, reporting that the vigil drew hundreds of people who lit candles, marched around the encampment, and prayed. Speakers included union representatives. Near midnight, the crowd thinned and the encampment was subdued. 10:00 p..m. Mayor Jean Quan issued a statement, calling for a voluntary end to the […]

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November 10, 2011 | 4:44 pm

Local Beat: Occupy Oakland Debates ‘Black Bloc’; OPD Officer Speaks Out; Tenderloin Hawk Video

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The Occupy Oakland General Assembly yesterday debated the violent tactics of the “black bloc,” reports Oakland North. The liberal ThinkProgress has a post on an Oakland Police officer who has given a video interview supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement, after being outed as a plainclothes observer of Occupy Oakland. NeighborsWebSJ reports on the San […]

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Mayor Quan on All Things Considered; We’ve Got the Extended Interview

November 9, 2011 | 5:32 pm

Mayor Quan on All Things Considered; We’ve Got the Extended Interview

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Martin Kaste’s interview with embattled Oakland Mayor Jean Quan aired this afternoon on All Things Considered. As with pretty much any interview, there’s more compelling material than what makes it into the broadcast. Kaste (and NPR) was kind enough to give us the complete interview. Have a listen to both below: via NPR And here’s […]

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